As the holiday season approaches, so does the opportunity for thieves to take advantage of your valuables.
The Mankato Department of Public Safety encourages extra precautionary measures such as locking your cars and putting your packages in the trunk of your vehicle to dissuade thieves from breaking and entering your vehicle.
Schisel says, "Right now, be on you're on your guard just because of all the people that are out in the shopping areas in the malls. So much opportunity where there's so much more traffic out there right now."
Schisel also encourages people to shop in groups and during the daylight.